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Nov 17, 2011

Kawasaki Names New District Manager To Join Sales Team

Joe Butt will service dealers in broad territory. 

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (Nov. 17, 2011)---Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. Engines and Power Products Division has announced the hiring of Joe Butt to the position of district manager in the company’s sales organization.  Butt will be based in Cincinnati and have responsibility for a territory that includes Southern Ohio, Southern Indiana, Southern Illinois, Kentucky, West Virginia and western counties of Virginia.

Nov 14, 2011

Top Kawasaki Engine And Power Product Dealers Rewarded With Trip To Paradise Island, Bahamas

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (Nov. 14, 2011)---As the expected cold weather begins to settle in to many parts of the country, a group of fortunate Kawasaki engine and power products dealers are celebrating their past year’s sales successes in the The Bahamas. 

Oct 28, 2011

Kawasaki Engines Now Sae Certified: New Classification Assures Customer Of 98% Power Delivery

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Oct. 28, 2011)---Following the August unveiling of a new engine ratings procedure instituted by Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. Engine and Power Products Division, the company announced at The Green Industry and Equipment Expo (GIE) in Louisville that the “Critical Power” ratings approach has been awarded SAE International certification. 

Sep 13, 2011

Garland Allison Newest District Manager At Kawasaki

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (Sept. 13, 2011)—Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. Engine and Power Products Division has named Garland (Gar) Allison to the position of district manager. 

Allison, who has been with Kawasaki for more than a year, recently held the title of OEM sales coordinator, working in the division’s Grand Rapids headquarters.  He will assume the primary dealer contact role in an area that includes Colorado, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, and three counties in Illinois.

Sep 12, 2011

Kawasaki Creates New Sales Post As Paul Johnson Joins Company

Regional Sales Manager to Oversee District Manager Personnel. 

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (Sept. 12, 2011)---Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. Engine and Power Products Division announced today the appointment of Paul Johnson to the newly created position of Regional Sales Manager. He assumes his new responsibilities with this growing division effective immediately.

Aug 25, 2011

Kawasaki’s New “Critical Power” Engine Ratings Clarify Horsepower Output For Consumers

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (Aug. 25, 2011)---Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. Engine and Power Products Division will begin rating its engines next month in accordance with SAE J2723. This marks a broad departure for the industry and Kawasaki officials believe this Critical Power rating will alleviate end user confusion over horsepower labeling and “usable” power.

Mar 30, 2011

Update From Kawasaki Regarding Japan Earthquake And Tsunami Effect On General Purpose Engines And Power Products Manufacturing Facilities

Kawasaki’s Akashi, Japan production facilities, and their OEM supplier facilities for handheld power products were not directly affected by the recent earthquake and tsunami that caused so much devastation in the northern part of the country.  However, the company obviously relies on outside component suppliers and vendors in order to complete and deliver finished products, and Kawasaki is understandably sensitive to the issues that many of them could be facing as a result of the recent trage

Jan 10, 2011

Kawasaki Increases Engine Warranty To Three Years

Aggressive move applies to all engines.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (Oct. 28, 2010)—If durability is one of the standards by which engines are measured in the commercial lawn and garden industry, then Kawasaki has just upped the ante considerably.  The Engines and Power Products Division, based here, announced a 50 percent increase in the length of its warranty coverage for  all of its engine categories, effective with unit sales beginning Nov. 1, 2010.